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February 24, 2011

Tom Friedman's Volcano Wakeup Call

Today's Tom ('I'm writing as bad as I can!') Friedman column edited down to nothing but mixed metaphors and cliches:
A wake-up call’s mother is unfolding. At the other end is a bell, which is telling us we have built a house at the foot of a volcano. The volcano is spewing lava, which says move your house. The road will be long and rocky, but it will trigger a shift before it kicks. We can capture some of it. IF the Middle East was a collection of gas stations, Saudi Arabia would be a station. Iran, Kuwait , Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates would all be stations. Guys, here’s the deal. Don’t hassle the Jews. You are insulated from history. History is back. Fasten your seat belts. Don’t expect a joy ride because the lid is blowing off. The west turned a blind eye, but the report was prophetic, with key evidence. Societies are frozen in time. No one should have any illusions. Root for the return to history, but not in the middle. -- | The New Republic

Posted by Vanderleun at February 24, 2011 1:40 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I stopped reading him years ago, MoDo and Krugcritter too, and I still subscribe to the dead tree version.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 24, 2011 5:55 PM

Incoherence or what?

Posted by: bill at February 25, 2011 12:20 PM

Reads like he has a random cliche generator which can also cut and paste similiar geographical names to the boiler plate.

This is a must read for Freshman Liberal Arts students taking 'Creative Writing 101'.

Posted by: cond0010 at February 27, 2011 12:51 AM

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